Christmas Day run report

Colchester Castle parkrun
Event number 352
25th December 2019

Wow! We did not just beat our previous best attendance for a Christmas Day, but we smashed it. In fact, it is nearly double what we got only two years ago. 412 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 60 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests.

We also reached another landmark, with our 100,000th recorded participant. So that's 500,000 kilometres, or if you prefer, 310,685.596 miles that you have ran and walked on our course. No wonder you feel tired!

A big word of thanks to our volunteers for helping out so magnificently and also to the 410 of you who collected your tokens and kept the results all in order, luckily we spotted our two funnel duckers and all is well that ends well.

Also, we had an amazing of array of fancy dress on display - far too many to mention - and it really did make for a great atmosphere. With 60 first timers, tourists from far and wide (we think Melbourne is the furthest) and a fair few of you reaching landmarks it all made for quite the morning.

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:

John WHEATLEY • Sue WRAY • Gareth GAILEY • John SANDERS • Sybil HARRIS • Allen BALL • James ADDISON • Aine MCNULTY • Niamh MCNULTY • Jane MCNULTY • Slem MARTIN • Katie HILTON • Lyndsey BYGRAVE • Chris EXLEY • Michelle BYGRAVE • Carol CHALKLEY • Ben PLUMMER • Liam WINTERS • Jane OAKLEY • Michelle MOORCROFT • Simon COLCLOUGH • Millie YELL • Andrea GRAY • Joanne PEARCE • Darcy CASEY • Mary WARWICK

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Colchester Castle parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Nicola ROGERS who recorded a time of 18:22 on 30th August 2014 (event number 71).
The male record is held by Adrian MUSSETT who recorded a time of 15:41 on 22nd August 2015 (event number 123).
The Age Grade course record is held by Margaret DEASY who recorded 90.31% (18:34) on 12th April 2014 (event number 53).

Colchester Castle parkrun started on 6th April 2013. Since then 11,541 participants have completed 100,212 parkruns covering a total distance of 501,060 km, including 17,409 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,489 individuals have volunteered 8,863 times.